Breasting

• (n.) The curved channel in which a breast wheel turns. It is closely adapted to the curve of the wheel through about a quarter of its circumference, and prevents the escape of the water until it has spent its force upon the wheel. See Breast wheel. • (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Breast
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breasting

(from the article `tunnels and underground excavations`) ...of hand mining is still economical for some conditions (shorter and smaller tunnels) and may illustrate particular techniques better than its ...
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Breasting

Breast'ing noun (Machinery) The curved channel in which a breast wheel turns. It is closely adapted to the curve of the wheel through about a quarter of its circumference, and prevents the escape of the water until it has spent its force upon the wheel. See Breast wheel .
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